I consider history to be one of my great loves in life, and I have American Girl dolls to thank for that! Playing with Molly in particular sparked my interest in World War II, which inspired me to look up propaganda and thus become immersed in the world of cultural history. One of my favorite parts about studying popular culture is uncovering the origin stories of how cultural phenomena came to be, as well as analyzing the political and social landscapes that influenced their creation. These seven titles take a look at the biggest cultural phenomena of a respective decade and their lasting influence on popular culture—illustrating the historical moments that brought them into existence and to the forefront.
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